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Re: [BUG] The documentation webserver gives 404s [9.5.4 (release_9.5.4-3

From: Ihor Radchenko
Subject: Re: [BUG] The documentation webserver gives 404s [9.5.4 (release_9.5.4-3-g6dc785 @ <censored>)]
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 20:10:59 +0800

Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> I do have an alternative suggestion which may help. Given that the
> 'broken' URLs are actually from external links to old documentation
> which has been removed, what we could do is create a more informative
> 404 page. Once users are on the 'real' site, the case issue does not
> exist. It is only a problem due to outdated URLs on external sites like
> stack overflow. Instead of just saying 404 Not Found, the page could say
> the requested URL was not found and is likely a link to old outdated doc
> documentation. The page could include a link to the main orgmode
> page. This would be a fairly simple 'fix' that would improve user
> experience to some degree. 

This sounds like a good idea.
I am not sure if it is feasible, but the 404 page could also provide
suggestions based on similar existing links. I have something like
https://list.orgmode.org/orgmode/83tu89b7pr.fsf@gnu.org/ in mind.


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